The Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Maikarfi 111, has Commended Gov. Yahaya Bello in his desired efforts to give the State Capital a new facelift through the construction of the Intercity roads.
The Royal Father gave the commendation when the Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Ohere paid him a visit to intimate him of the ongoing construction work by the State Government in the metropolis.
The Traditional Ruler described the facelift as one that would write the name of the present administration in gold, described the roads as one that has been left abandoned for long.
While expressing happiness that despite the long neglect of the roads, the Royal Father thanked Gov. Yahaya Bello for making the roads a dream come true and to happen in his time.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Ohere, told the Traditional Ruler that Gov. Yahaya has chosen to turn Lokoja into a construction site from now till the end of his administration.
Engr. Ohere explained that the administration has began an ultramodern interchange at Ganaja Junction, said the aim is to decongesting traffic and alleviate the sufferings faced by the people.
He added that aside adding to the aesthetic value of the city, the interchange and roads he pointed out will boost the socioeconomic activities of the State, described Gov. Yahaya Bello as one who has done a lot, and whose love for the State remains unprecedented.
While noting that with the massive nature of the road work that would begin in the city capital, the Commissioner explained that the road would be embarked upon in the ratio of 70% to 30% so as not to shut down activities and hamper the movement of people.
The Road Construction he added would be handled by TEC Engineering Construction Company, said it will begin from Nataco Junction, up to Paparanda Square with a befitting overlay.
The Road he added will include the grading and smoothing work from the Saduana Junction, Bishop Delisle, through Kasuwa, Dunamis Junction up to Adankolo, said it will also cover Cemetery and Kewon Hotels Roads.
The Commissioner assured the Traditional Ruler of the present administration’s determination to make the state capital befitting, described Gov. Yahaya Bello as a man whose eyes is constantly on the ball, committed to the well being of the people and is committed to meeting the yearning and aspirations of the people.
Also Speaking, the Chief Engr. of TEC Engineering, Bing Jin, assured and promised that the company would deliver good, quality work within the shortest possible time.